Spooktacular Handmade Bow Event


We’ve been anticipating this SPOOKTACULAR Handmade Halloween Bow Sale Event! Lisa has been creating and designing the spooky Halloween bows and now we are excited that they are in the Etsy shop! If you haven’t decided on your little one’s halloween costume or if you are creating a look we have a bow for you!…

The Latest Thread – LaCartera Kids Projects


Welcome back to the Latest Thread! A little bling for the girls, hair bows, keyrings, baby mobiles for boys and textiles. Lisa and I are still busy creating different items for the LaCartera Kids Etsy line. The girls have taken center stage this week, but more boy’s items are on the way. LaCartera Kids Lisa…

Brother PE800 Embroidery Machine Review


Is the Brother PE800 embroidery machine worth buying? Is the cost of the grand slam package worth the added cost? What are you looking to create? I contemplated buying the Brother PE770 embroidery machine for several years. After a lot of comparison research on Amazon, I found the Brother PE800 upgraded features to be the…

The Great Ladybug Challenge/Exhibition


This is such a great idea and a fun challenge and anyone can join in! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get authors, potters, photographers, artists, song writers, bakers, poets, knitters, sewers and all sorts of other creative WordPress bloggers together to see what everyone’s personal expression of a Ladybug would be! I’d like to thank…

Textile Design Challenge – Bohemian Paradise


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week and LaCartera Winning Design This week we “closed our eyes and pictured ourselves on a tropical oasis. Do you see oversized palm leaves swaying in the breeze or bold pops of color from the flora like birds of paradise?” My design popped into my head fairly quickly, as I imaged…

Textile Design Challenge


Spoonflower Challenge of the Week This week we “focused on the intricate details found on Pysanky, one of the many styles of Ukrainian eggs. Pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, which means “to write”, and unlike eggs you might dye around Easter.” So here’s my interpretation of the Pysanky Challenge. Click here to vote! Stay tuned there’s…

The Latest Thread – Harvest Moon


Hello Handmade Handbag Junkies! It feels like a year since my last post, but It’s been only a month!  I’ve been dreaming of the day when things calmed down a bit to let everyone know that I’ve been displaced due to smoke damage to my home after my adjacent neighbor’s townhouse caught fire. Everyone is well and no one was hurt, but…

Sewing Tip – Why you Need a Punch Plier in Your Sewing Kit!


Have you struggled with punching holes in your sewing or craft project? If SEW the Strengthened Punch Plier is just what you need in your sewing kit! If you apply rivets, snaps, studs, or need to start holes in thick layers of fabric or other craft projects you may want to look at this a little closer.   With this revolving…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs & Crafts


Sewing, designing textiles and ordering fabric swatches have been at the top of my list during the last couple of weeks!  I had time to enjoy Thanksgiving with the family and I hope you had a happy time too! So far everything is on track to finish some of the projects that I have to get done before…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #23


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! Only Two days before Thanksgiving and It’s time to give thanks and spend quality time with the family! So here’s wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! Some of us are already planning Christmas events and crafts so you may want to save and pin these projects for later! We have some…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #22


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! the holiday’s are quickly approaching and we have lots of fantastic ideas for you try and to share! This was another tough week to select the featured crafts, but luckily you can check out all of the crafts shared when you click on the blue Inlinkz button below!   So let’s start the party… I’m so…

Crafty Design-O-Rama Link Party #20


It’s Design-O-Rama Craft Link Party Time! I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween! The featured crafts shared last week are here and If you missed some of the crafts you can check them out on the Inlinkz page below!  So let’s start the party… I’m so excited to see more of your craft projects, tablescapes, recipes and those cute Halloween costumes  too! So share your projects…